Huisman Frers Stirling combine forces on new classic motor yacht project

Written by Charl van Rooy

In partnership with Fraser, Royal Huisman unveiled a new 49.25-metre motor yacht project during last week’s Monaco Yacht Show named Marlin. This classically-inspired project sees design heavyweights Germán Frers and Oliver Stirling working their magic on the exterior and interior of the vessel respectively to create a timeless and elegant vessel that will appeal to a discerning and experienced owner.

Project Marlin Royal HuismanMarlin is not the first project these two designers have worked together on and as with previous projects, managed to establish a synergy between the interior and exterior that allows for an uninterrupted and seamless experience on board. Despite her classic look, Stirling explains that she is far from being an old-school vessel. “Marlin is a very modern yacht. She combines innovative engineering and technology to create a high performance, head turning, distinctive design. She was conceived as a Gentleman’s Yacht, designed for an experienced yachtsman who understands the life on board a yacht at sea.Project Marlin Royal HuismanWith a volume just below the 500 GT mark, Marlin is designed to offer guests an intimate time at sea. Her slender beam of 9.2 metres and low freeboard height also puts guests so much closer to the ocean environment, and a series of large windows along each deck make this visually possible.

Intended to be used as a private yacht, separation of the 12 guests and 11 crew formed an important part of the layout design. To achieve this, discreet access points and tucked-away workstations for the crew were first introduced with owner and guest areas then built up around this structure. “This creates a hotel culture that ensures the owner and guests receive the most efficient personal and professional onboard service,” says Stirling.

Project Marlin Royal HuismanWith regards to guest accommodation, Marlin’s owner can look forward to retiring to a full-beam forward or aft-facing master suite that is located forward on the main deck. A VIP suite is placed just aft of the owner’s cabin.

On a technological front, Marlin is equipped with an advanced lighting and entertainment system both inside and out on deck. Frers also spent a lot of time developing and testing the particular hull shape that is designed to maximise performance with reduced drag and increased fuel efficiency. Project Marlin Royal HuismanProject Marlin Royal HuismanRoyal Huisman and the two designers are masters at keeping interior weight to a minimum with each being very active in the sailing yacht market. The project will, therefore, benefit from each party’s experience in the field in order to deliver a highly functional yet stylish and contemporary end result. Fraser’s sales broker Andrew Bond agrees: “project Marlin speaks for itself with a unique yacht design that boasts a timeless exterior and an elegant interior with vast indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Project Marlin is offered for sale through Fraser with an asking price of €41,000,000.



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